"Believe me, we've had more than a few close calls."
Axis spoke with a clear sense of past irritation.
"That and this annoying habit of jumping in head first to help people, regardless of odds or circumstances, and without even a first thought to his own safety."
"Oh come on. I've turned out fine so far right?"
"Barely. Remember that one time a huge Driller Worm attacked Kaon, and you just ran at it because it was 'the right thing to do'?"
"Come on. We all knew the Maximal Federation wasn't gonna do slag about it. And everyone else was running away."
"Everyone was running away because there was an evacuation order! They were running for their lives!"
"Come on. We beat it didn't we? One explosive sniper round to the mouth, and boom! It ran away, and I doubt it'll come back anytime soon."
"If I wasn't there you would have died."
"And that's why I appreciate your help so much! I couldn't have done it without you."
"Sweet Primus. Maximus, you're great. But man sometimes I just don't know what to do with you."
Axis said with a well meaning chuckle.